Creator: Daniel Craig

Daniel Wroughton Craig is a British actor, born in Chester on March 2, 1968.

Craig's career has included appearances in the classic Mini Series, Our Friends in the North (alongside Christopher Eccleston), Sharpe, Elizabeth and Layer Cake, but he's now going to be known for one role:

Bond. James Bond.

Cast in the role for the 2006 reboot of the franchise in Casino Royale, he reprised the role in 2008's Quantum of Solace and 2012's Skyfall (which is incidentally the 50th anniversary year of the first Bond film, Dr. No). He was also used as the design base and voice of Bond in Blood Stone, the Quantum of Solace tie-in video game and the remake of the GoldenEye 007 game for the Wii. He also escorted none other than HM The Queen in a short film for the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Despite being known primarily for Bond, Craig has had major roles in a number of other big-budget films, including: Angelina Jolie's love interest/rival in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Irish mobster Conner Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002), Afrikaner Mossad team-member Steve in the Spielberg-directed Munich (2005), Lord Asriel in the film adaption of The Golden Compass (2007), Jewish resistance leader Tuvia in Defiance (2008), and protagonist Jake Lonergan of Cowboys and Aliens (2011), lead role Mikael Blomkvist in the David Fincher adaption of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Mr. Sakharine/Red Rackham in the Dream-Production-Team motion capture film adaption of The Adventures of Tintin.

He also has had a long and healthy career as a stage actor, including playing Joe at in the Royal National Theatre's production of Angels In America and the Broadway play A Steady Rain, opposite Hugh Jackman. He will return to Broadway in November 2013 with a production of Harold Pinterís Betrayal directed by Mike Nichols.

Daniel Craig is one of us, being a self-described "old hand Trekkie", as well as being a fan of Firefly and, of course, Doctor Who. He tried for the role of Montgomery Scott in the J. J. Abrams Trek film, but lost it to Simon Pegg. It was also his idea to have "Orinoco Flow" playing over a certain key scene in Dragon Tattoo.

He married Rachel Weisz in June 2011.

On an unrelated sidenote, he has been said to resemble Russian President Vladimir Putin, and more bizarrely, Deborah Meaden from Dragon's Den.

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